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  • It is a veritable museum of the household treasures not in constant use, and represents pretty accurately, I imagine, the extent to which Mrs Widger's house-pride is able to indulge itself.

    A Poor Man's House

  • Constance was house-proud; house-pride had slumbered within her; now it blazed forth.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • He noted in her, too, a curious want of house-pride.

    The Mountebank

  • I think our villagers are, in the important points of cleanliness and solid comfort, and of course we are at the vicarage as to that – Keziah keeps us all like copper kettles; but don't you think we might have a little more house-pride about tasteful pretty refinements?

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • I think our villagers are, in the important points of cleanliness and solid comfort, and of course we are at the Vicarage as to _that_ -- Keziah keeps us all like copper kettles; but don't you think we might have a little more house-pride about tasteful pretty refinements?

    Six to Sixteen A Story for Girls

  • of his obsessive house-pride because he had little to do beyond piss everyone else off with his petty demands and stupid behaviour.

    A Free Rinse

  • So, no economic consequences for bad actions, linked to a lack of—if you like—house-pride; and now you can see why this country has become such a benighted place, full of those whose lives consist of nothing except getting pissed on a Friday night, starting fights, fucking, dropping their kebab boxes everywhere and generally being stupid and unpleasant.

    The Dependency Culture

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